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Languages - RPG

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Coding free format line should be possible from column 8 to end of line

If you can use fully free format (**free) then the free-form statements can appear between column 1 and the end of the line. Otherwise, the source is column-limited, and a free-form statement is coded in columns 8-80. I would like this limitation ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Count recursive calls (all/direct)

Requesting a built in function to recognize if a proc was called recursively with a parameter to recognize if it was called by itself. Ex: dcl-proc chkRecursion;dcl-pi chkRecursion end-pi;count = %recursion();countDirect = %recursion( *on );if cou...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow to sort a subfile as simple as sorting an Array DS

I have written numerous programs to sort subfiles, but if RPG implemetns it it would save code, standarize the code, and make the use of RPG more of a pleasure. Use Case: SORTSFL (mysfl:mycolumn1(*ASC);mycolumn2(*DESC))
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Add a new device web

It will be great to replace the workstation green screen with a device in a web navegator. Instead of DDS it can use an "HTML mask".
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

DATA-INTO support of NULL values

The API's used to implement DATA-INTO are great. However missing the possibility to provide NULL values. RPG supports that a variable can have the special value of NULL but the the API does not allow to transfer this special case. Especially while...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Prefix or Qualified Keyword for Exports and/or Prototypes

Currently exported identifiers (procs, functions, variables, data-structures) need to be unique across an application framework. This is a massive obstacle in modernization efforts. For proper modernization and modern programming approach it is ab...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Allow reserved words as qualified DS subfield names

Allow reserved words to be specified as data structure subfield names. Use Case: The following DS is not allowed because of subfields Read, Update, and Delete, requiring non-standard names for those authorities: DCL-DS ObjectAuthority QUALIFIED; O...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

heredoc syntax for large literals

When developing SQLRPG programs, I frequently have to deal with large multiline literal strings for defining SQL statements. I have in fact exceeded the size limit of a string literal in the past. It would be nice to have a HEREDOC syntax for assi...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Assign a timestamp to a date/time field without %date() / %time()

When assigning a timestamp to a date field or a time field it shouldn't be necessary to use %DATE() or %TIME() to do this. Use Case: D dateIso1 s D D dateIso2 s D D timeStamp s Z inz(*SYS) C eval dateIso1 = %date( timeStamp ) C eval dateIso2 = tim...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enable Retrieval of SQL constraint violation error information in RPG program

Current RPG support requires programmers to use IBM i APIs plus considerable coding to determine what constraint has caused an error. For example, when using an SQL insert on table, where a check or foreign key constraint is used, a violation of t...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration